Kia Seltos vs MG Hector: In Pics


The place the Seltos will rival the likes of Creta and Kicks, Hector will tackle the Harrier and the Compass

The Indian vehicle market is without doubt one of the quickest rising on the earth. And each carmaker needs to have a bit of the pie. Two new producers, Kia and MG, are all set to enter the Indian automotive area with their respective SUVs, the Seltos and Hector. And whereas the Kia is a compact SUV that may rival the Creta, Kicks and the S-Cross, the Hector will tackle midsize SUVs just like the Harrier and Compass.


Though these SUVs aren’t pure rivals, a few of their variants are anticipated to be equally priced. So whereas we look ahead to the costs of the 2, let’s check out how these two fare in opposition to one another in photos.


The Hector options an unconventional entrance fascia with bumper-mounted headlamps and switch indicators positioned on the prime, whereas the Kia follows a fairly typical strategy. The headlamps are positioned proper subsequent to the grille, whereas the fog lamps are positioned decrease down within the bumper. Each the SUVs right here function all-LED lighting together with LED headlamps, DRLs and fog lamps.


Kia has not formally revealed the size of the Seltos, nonetheless, it seems smaller than the Hector in photographs, when it comes to size. For reference, the Hector is 4655mm lengthy and has a wheelbase of 2750mm. Additionally, the Kia seems like an SUV, due to its upright profile, whereas the MG, due to its monumental size, huge rear overhang and a tapering window line, has an MPV-ish look. Nonetheless, each these SUVs have one factor in widespread – squared off wheel arches with 17-inch alloys.


The Hector’s rear profile seems busy with a number of character traces and linked hind lights. The Seltos, alternatively, seems clear and sporty. It additionally options linked hind lights, however right here they’re linked by a thick chrome trim, as a substitute of a smooth chrome insert within the Hector. Just like the entrance, the hind lights additionally function LEDs. 


MG Hector

The Hector comes with a 10.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The Seltos, alternatively, will get a 10.25-inch touchscreen unit. Each techniques provide Apple CarPlay and Android Auto together with different linked providers courtesy of an eSIM. The Hector will provide some extra linked options over the Seltos like voice management for AC, sunroof and others.   


Each SUVs shall be obtainable with petrol in addition to diesel engine choices. Whereas MG has revealed the small print of the Hector’s powertrains, Kia has simply given us hints of what the Seltos will provide. Here’s a comparability:



Kia Seltos

MG Hector





Round 115PS



Greater than 260Nm



6-speed MT/ 6-speed AT

6-speed MT



Kia Seltos

MG Hector


1.5-litre/1.4-litre turbocharged

1.5-litre turbocharged/ 1.5-litre turbocharged with hybrid


Round 115PS/ 140PS






6-speed MT,CVT/ 7-speed DCT

6-speed MT,6-speed DCT/6-speed MT


The Hector will get twin entrance airbags, ABS with EBD, hill maintain management, traction management, rear parking sensors and ISOFIX youngster seat anchors as commonplace. It can additionally provide aspect and curtain airbags, entrance parking sensors, 360-degree digicam and tyre stress monitoring system, however they are going to be restricted to increased variants solely. 

Kia has not revealed your entire listing of options of the Seltos but, however from what we all know it’s going to get a number of airbags (as much as six), ABS with EBD, digital stability program, rear parking sensors and a 360-degree digicam.

Additionally Learn: MG Hector: First Drive Evaluate: Petrol & Diesel

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